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Gender on the Ballot will be taking a pause
| Mar 23, 2024

Last year, the Barbara Lee Family Foundation announced the organization will be sunsetting in December 2024. As we continue to navigate this transition, the Gender on the Ballot blog will  takea pause.   Stay tuned for news about our site in the near future.  Until then, please follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter for …

Paychecks as a women’s issue in 2024
| Mar 21, 2024

  It is no news that Americans are worried about money.  Polls repeatedly show that cash in hand each month, and the rising cost of living, are top of mind for voters.  A Pew poll last month showed that 73% of Americans thought the economy should be the country’s “top policy priority.”  More specific surveys …

Navigating Double Standards for Women of Color Candidates
| Mar 1, 2024

  In 2024, more women of color have stepped up to run for office on multiple levels, in addition to incumbents seeking re-election. This is great news for the possibility of increasing representation for women of color in government, but women of color must expect and guard against the inevitable double standards that surface. In …

State Legislatures: The Epicenter of Women’s Rights
| Feb 29, 2024

  While we are still over eight months away from Election Day 2024, our newsfeeds, group texts, and dinner tables are already dominated by conversations about who the President will be, or which candidate might win the open California Senate seat. But what about your state representative? They receive little to no attention during presidential …

What We’ve Seen from Nikki Haley on the Campaign Trail
| Feb 26, 2024

  Since launching her presidential campaign in February of 2023, Governor Haley has made a significant impact for women running for executive office. Here’s what we’ve noted about her on the campaign trail that aligns with our Foundation’s research:   She made history she still made it further on a major party GOP presidential primary …

Women In Politics You Should Know About: National Pan-Hellenic Council Sororities
| Feb 12, 2024

  Happy Black History Month from Gender on the Ballot! As we continue to celebrate, we’d like to highlight women in politics you should know about: National Panhellenic Council Sororities edition. The NPHC sororities are a group of four historically black organizations with principles of Scholarship, Service, and Sisterhood.     Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated  …

Media Round-Up: Week of January 28, 2024
| Feb 2, 2024

  Happy Friday! Welcome to our Media Round Up. Each week, we’re collecting and sharing gender + politics stories. Here’s what caught our eye this week:    Cecile Richards Is Working Through It  Irin Carmon, The Cut  Former President of Planned Parenthood, Cecile Richards, has been living with brain cancer for the past six months. …

Media Round-Up: Week of January 21, 2024
| Jan 26, 2024

  Happy Friday! Welcome to our Media Round Up. Each week, we’re collecting and sharing gender + politics stories. Here’s what caught our eye this week:     Young students deciding on colleges weigh state politics in their decisions  Savannah Sellers and Bianca Seward, NBC News  An unexpected factor has made its way to the forefront …

Media Round-Up: Week of January 14, 2024
| Jan 19, 2024

  Happy Friday! Welcome to our Media Round Up. Each week, we’re collecting and sharing gender + politics stories. Here’s what caught our eye this week:   Caucusing with kids? It’s not that easy, especially in a winter storm. Mel Leonor Barclay, The 19th* As caucusing begins for the 2024 presidential election, some groups face …

Media Round-Up: Week of January 7, 2024
| Jan 12, 2024

  Happy Friday! Welcome to our Media Round Up. Each week, we’re collecting and sharing gender + politics stories. Here’s what caught our eye this week:    ‘You can’t do this alone:’ Cherelle Parker reflects on her first week as Philly’s mayor  Sean Collins Walsh, The Philadelphia Inquirer  Earlier this month, Cherelle Parker was sworn …

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